Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Circuit training is done by performing one exercise after another. For example, you might perform a set of squats followed by a set of upright rows, followed by curls, etc. Often people only consider weightlifting-type exercises as part of circuit training, but other anaerobic/aerobic work can be included.

Exercises are often performed with little or no rest between them; however, this should vary on the type of circuit you are completing.

WHY CIRCUIT TRAIN?

There are many reasons to use circuit training including:

  • Time – circuits shorten gym sessions and are time efficient.
  • Lean up – training with circuits in a particular way has been shown to get folks ripped.
  • Improves conditioning and muscular endurance.
  • Works whole body – contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong in doing full body sessions 2-4 times per week.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

  • NASM Certified Trainer, Mary Hall
  • ACE Certified Trainer, Michelle Byrom